Abby Nickel advances to state, as SPASH girls golf third
Junior Abby Nickel earned a trip to state as an individual, while the Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) girls golf team came up short of advancing to state as a team at the WIAA Division 1 Sectional at New Richmond Monday, Oct. 1.
The Panthers finished third with a score of 371, while New Richmond (358) and Onalaska (361) earned the Sectional’s two team berths to state.
Abby Nickel fired an 86 to qualify for state, while she lost a playoff to senior Sydney Brown of Eau Claire North to finish fifth in the individual standings at the Sectional.
Senior Kaylee Hintz tied for 10th with a 92, junior Ally Nickel tied for 14th with a 94, junior Leah Earnest tied for 21st with a 99, and senior Kirsten Hill tied for 29th with a 104 to round out the SPASH lineup.
Abby Nickel will compete in the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8 and 9.